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Daily Bread Lunch Program

The Daily Bread Soup Lunch Program is among the most successful community outreach programs in the San Angelo District. Conceived in 1984 out of a concern for God's less fortunate and homeless people, it is an excellent example of Christians in action.

Open 11:00 a.m.–12:50 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Daily Bread feeds 250 people or more daily. We provided over 57,000 meals in 2022, and over 68,400 meals in 2023, and are on track to exceed those numbers in 2024.

Recognizing that many of our patrons feel incredibly isolated during Christmas and other holidays, Daily Bread is open on most holidays and serves special holiday meals for its patrons. A full-course meal, gifts, and other activities help to brighten the season for our San Angelo neighbors.

About DPLP

Adequate nutrition is a significant health issue, particularly among children, the elderly, and the mentally ill. Daily Bread Lunch Program is helping to decrease hunger in San Angelo.
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How You Can Help

The Daily Bread Lunch Program receives the majority of its support through selfless donations from area churches, merchants, restaurants, and non-profit organizations.
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The Church

We invite you to join us in worship and service to experience God's love. We believe in being a community partner with our neighbors and friends.
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How It All Started

During the early 1980s, many people from all walks of life, single, married, and with families, including those with and without transportation, would come to Wesley United Methodist Church needing money, food, or medicine. We saw many hungry children who sometimes required medical attention. Wesley United Methodist Church, big in faith and trusting in the Lord, knew that because of God's unlimited resources, there would always be food in the pantry, thus enabling us to provide food and help them on their way.

An idea for feeding our neighbors came during these economically challenging times when many people had lost their jobs, homes, and livelihoods. Reverend Eugene Raphael, the Pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church at the time, shared plans for a Soup Kitchen with Reverend Robert Hedges of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Rev. Hedges and his congregation decided to partner in this Ministry, helping people experiencing food insecurity.